A first generation student and a young mother, Janell Prussman enrolled as an English student at Colorado State University in 1966. In 1969, she worked for what was then known as the College of Home Economics, as a temporary typist in the Department of Textiles and Clothing, soon advancing to serve as assistant to the dean. Janell remains an invested partner and friend of the college with a particular interest in helping first generation students be successful. Often first generation students are stepping outside of their families' comfort zones as they begin the journey of attending college.
The Janell Prussman First Generation Enhancement fund is intended to help the college offer support to and create community among first generation students via gatherings and events. CHHS first generation faculty and staff will also be invited to join students at events to serve as role models and mentors, and provide support. Thank you for your gift in honor of Janell Prussman.